Who we are


NGO Odyseus is professional organization active in Slovakia since 1997. Odyseus provides services for people who inject drugs, sex workers, young people and people living with HIV. With its activities, Odyseus contributes to social inclusion and the protection of public health. 

Our mission is to participate in human rights monitoring and increasing the quality of life of vulnerable communities, mainly:

  • individuals using drugs
  • sex workers
  • young people 
  • people living with HIV
  • from threatened and marginalized communities 

and to help them to regain their equal status in society.

Our vision is that people who use drugs, sex workers, young people, people living with HIV and other threatened communities will be equal members of the society and will actively take part in the life and policy of the state. Help and support systems will be created within the framework of the communities to prevent crisis

situations and to fulfill their members´ needs.


Odyseus’ Values

The power of man: We believe each person is able to make decisions that lead towards positive change.

Accessibility: We believe each person has the right to access objective information and low threshold services.

Equality: We believe each person is an equal member of society. Human dignity and human rights cannot be taken away.

Respect and Acceptation: We believe each person is a unique being and has the right to self-determination, self-assertion and autonomous lifestyle.

The Power of the Community: We believe the communities have their own powers to solve problems.

Professionalism: We believe only professional service can help people.

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